Gracie & The Valley | The Basement | Nashville, TN

On November 16th, we found ourselves back at The Basement for Gracie & They Valley’s album release show. Their new album, Chrysanthemum, is fueled by indie pop with emotion-driven lyrics and vulnerability.

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Emery | Exit/In | Nashville, TN

Emery’s tour with He Is Legend, The Bad Christian Podcast, and Vocal Few stopped in Nashville for a night of high energy and fun at Exit/In.

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Cloudmouth + Basic Printer | The Basement | Nashville, TN

The Basement is, quite literally, a basement. Not to be confused with it’s relative, The Basement East, The Basement boasts a mere 100-ish capacity, and a close quarters feel.

Kicking off their set with a poll to figure out if the crowd thought that acoustic guitars or synthesizers were better, Cloudmouth’s vocalist / guitarist Kyle Numann had the audience laughing with jovial stage banter between band mates. This two band bill mixed genres from distant eras, yet common ground could be found in the sheer experimentalism present with each artist.

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Vinyl Theatre | The Soundbar | Orlando, FL

On October 28th, in a small venue in downtown Orlando, Florida, Vinyl Theatre took to the stage adorned in flashy astronaut inspired spacesuits, each one unique to the three members. Before the band stormed the stage, an S.O.S. type of audio track played through the venue. The voice in the audio spoke about a space fleet awaiting a signal, keeping with the overall theme of the band’s most recent album: Starcruiser.

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The Acacia Strain | Exit/In | Nashville, TN

Let’s face it, anniversary tours have become commonplace over the last few years, cashing in on the idea of nostalgia. Rarely do you get two bands touring together on anniversaries of albums, and it’s even more rare that the albums were instrumental in progressing their genres. After The Burial and The Acacia Strain teamed up for the Rareform Across The Continent tour and we knew as soon as it was announced that it wouldn’t be one to miss. Check out our thoughts on the tour, which also included Make Them Suffer and Erra, after the jump.

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Trivium | Cannery Ballroom | Nashville, TN

Trivium recently brought their The Sin And The Sentence World Tour to the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville and we were fortunate enough to check out the show. Trivium have been on the road for what seems like forever in support of their last album, The Sin And The Sentence, and brought Avatar and Light The Torch along on this run.

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Mae | The High Watt | Nashville, TN

It’s not often that you come across a two band bill that also features an established band making their triumphant return to the stage as an active artist — we’re living the dream! We recently had the opportunity to go check out Mae at The High Watt in Nashville, TN and had a blast not only reliving the mid 2000’s but also hearing new Mae in 2018.

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Live On The Green | Nashville, TN

Every year, Nashville based radio station Lightning 100 puts on Live On The Green, a free outdoor concert series that brings in some of the nation’s biggest acts. This year happened to be the 10th anniversary of the event and we were able to check out the final night of festivities. 

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The Get Up Kids | Mercy Lounge | Nashville, TN

The Get Up Kids wound down their recent tour with a stop in Nashville, TN. With support from Ageist and Racquet Club, The Get Up Kids drew a large crowd which was impressive because Smashing Pumpkins were performing in Nashville on the same night. Mercy Lounge is certainly a small venue for an established band to play, making the show an intimate experience for everyone there as it was an up close and personal performance.

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Warped Tour | The Fairgrounds | Nashville, TN

With this being the very last full cross country Vans Warped Tour, it was bittersweet to see it off as it holds a special place in all of our angsty teenage hearts. Check out photos + a show recap featuring The Used, Mayday Parade, Knocked Loose, and more!

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Breakfest | Liberty Hall | Franklin, TN

You asked, and the music gods have answered. A ten band bill that ends before 10 PM? Yes, please! How is this possible, you ask? It's simple -- the show starts bright and early at 9 AM! This aptly named breakfast themed festival brought the Nashville and Franklin community together with support from local vendors and more or less local musicians. 

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Warped Tour Preview

Each summer there's a sense of magic when stepping into the Vans Warped Tour, and 2018 will be no exception. It's the end of an era, and while it'll be bittersweet it'll also be nostalgic as fuck.

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BLED FEST | Hartland Performing Arts Center | Howell, MI

BLED FEST has occurred annually in Michigan for the past 14 years, with the past 11 years taking place at the Hartland Performing Arts Center. This high school turned community center serves as the home for this day long festival that this year hosted a total of five stages spread throughout classrooms, a cafeteria, and even the buildings main lobby. Hello, rock and roll high school!

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Jimmy Eat World | The Ryman Auditorium | Nashville, TN

If you know anything about the city of Nashville, you’re well aware that The Ryman Auditorium has been the home of more high profile country artists than you can count dating back to the '60's. When Jimmy Eat World were announced to be playing at The Ryman, it was a no brainer that we needed to be there to cover it. It was a wonderful added bonus that Microwave and The Hotelier were brought along to share the night.

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Vance Joy | Ascend Amphitheater | Nashville, TN

Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville's go-to spring and summer concert spot, is perfect for a relaxing night of fresh air, live music, and a beautiful view. Behind the stage, you can catch a glimpse of Nashville's modest skyline. In the opposite direction, you have the glowing lights of the Pedestrian Bridge, a place where many gather to watch concerts from afar for free. Vance Joy performed at Ascend on May 10 with direct support from the up and coming group Lovelytheband while on his Nation of Two World Tour. 

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The Wonder Years | Cannery Ballroom | Nashville, TN

 The Wonder Years are currently on tour in support of their latest album, Sister Cities, with support from Tigers Jaw, Tiny Moving Parts, and Worriers. We caught their show at Cannery Ballroom, which has become the home for many of The Wonder Years recent performances in Music City. 

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Basement | The Basement East | Nashville, TN

Citizen and Basement kicked off a co-headlining tour with direct support from Pronoun and Souvenirs last week and performed to a rowdy crowd at The Basement East, a 400 capacity venue located in East Nashville, on May 8th. 

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Hatebreed | Exit/In | Nashville, TN

Hatebreed recently came through Nashville on the second leg of their 20 Years Of Desire, 15 Years Of Perseverance tour along with Crowbar, The Acacia Strain, and Twitching Tongues. 

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Caroline Rose | The High Watt | Nashville, TN

Caroline Rose played to a sold out audience in Nashville, TN, last week. With support from the West Coast group WASI, and Nashville based Nightingail, this show was a success. 

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